Ohio University


2019 Fall Ceremony Information

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 2:00 PM | Doors open at 12:00 PM

Commencement exercises are held indoors in the Convocation Center, located on the west green of the OHIO University Athens campus. Tickets are not required for any ceremony and the ceremony lasts approximately 2.5 hours.

For questions, please contact commencement@ohio.edu or call the office of Event Services at 740.593.4020.

Participation Instructions

Faculty are asked to arrive in the Convocation Center Lower Lobby Entrance off of Richland Avenue no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. Signs will be placed throughout the Convocation Center indicating each college’s location. Faculty will form a single line behind the appropriate sign and in front of the candidates

At the appropriate time, each line will be led into the arena by a marshal. Please move quickly and quietly and sit where directed. Following the processional and the singing of the National Anthem, the ceremony will be convened. The Commencement speaker will follow, after which everyone will rise for the singing of the Alma Mater.

For the ceremony, faculty will remain seated for the conferral of degrees and recess with their college at the conclusion of the ceremony.


All rental packages include the necessary regalia to participate in the Commencement Ceremonies.

College Receptions

Information forthcoming.